HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc613-4W
75. Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with progress in the recovery of poisons and chemicals from South Coast beaches which have come from the wreck of the "Aeolian Sky"; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Fox

I visited the area last week and was impressed by the efforts

his Department on the nearest convenient date.

Mr. Heselfine

On 1 February 1980 there were 48,862.5 staff in post in my Department.